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Wood guide

Post in 'The Gear' started by paulgp602, Feb 11, 2006.

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  1. paulgp602

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Kind of a cute idea. I never find logs laying perfectly for me to use the things but if you want some Northern Tool has them for the same price every day of the week.

    http://www2.northerntool.com/product-1/200320749.htm
  3. wg_bent

    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    looks like a pain to put the saw into the case, and I'd probably break it. What about when your using the saw in close quarters, brush, a tangle of logs and limbs. Seems like a pain. Personally, I'm not that anal about how long they are. I'm gonna burn them, not build a work of art for a wood pile.
  4. ChrisN

    ChrisN Feeling the Heat

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    I use my chain saw blade as my guide..... 18" blade I cut each length the length of the blade. Consistant, quick and easy.
  5. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    I have a piece of scrap cut to the max length and if i'm trying to make max length logs out of a certain tree, I just got alone with the 21" piece of scrap and throw chalk lines on the tree.

    Otherwise though I don't worry about it. As long as I'm in the ball park of 21" i'm happy.
  6. got wood?

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    I use to be picky about log size...mainly because I had to (2 stoves taking 2 different lengths)...I would take out a tape measure and chalk off lengths on a newly felled tree...it did the job. but was too much fuss when I just needed to get the wood in the truck asap. After a good 5+ trips into the forest w/ a buddy one of three things will happen:

    1. you'll get pretty good at eyeballing lengths
    2. you'll stop caring to much about the difference between a 15" and an 18" log
    3. you'll spend more time worrying about keeping your saw blade from touching the dirt that you'll forget about lengths
    4. all of the above ;-)
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